The mission of Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Youth Development Division / Roving Leaders Program is to prevent, neutralize, and control hostile behavior in youth and youth groups through the development of positive relationships between teens/youth and outreach workers. Roving Leaders utilize recreation and leisure time activities as the intervening vehicles for redirecting antisocial and aggressive behaviors.
Since 1950, DPR's Roving Leaders has built relationships of trust with teens, youth, professionals, community leaders, and public and private sector organizations. Roving Leaders interact one-on-one with targeted teens and youth, and together develop a plan of action by matching individual's needs with program's priority. The staff has helped many youth through the most challenging and critical times of their lives.
For additional information, contact the program at the address below.
DC Department of Parks and Recreation
Youth Development Division / Roving Leaders Program
1800 Anacostia Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20020
Phone: (202) 698-2250
Fax: (202) 645-3937